I came across this mini-story yesterday when I ran a search for Tara Reid on Google. I was a bit bored and was after some pictures of this gorgeous actress to ogle at until my interest in my work returned. What I found was way more than I bargained on finding. I expected to find the usual celeb sites and a couple fan sites with some pictures of her from her movies and appearances. Well, I did find that stuff together with a couple sites that had images from a little slip she experienced towards the end of December 2004 when she was at a party for P-Diddy. She was on this red carpet and the media must have been calling her to get her attention for photos as the media is fond of doing. She stood there for a while posing for pictures and didn’t notice her dress slip off her left shoulder and expose her left breast to the waiting cameras for a fair amount of time until someone finally alerted her to this ‘slip’.
In the video you see her standing there while the photographers’ cameras flash and her dress just slips off and as it does, the cameras go wild. A woman rushes up from her left and pulls her dress back up onto her shoulder and tells her what just happened. She smiles and dashes off to her right and seems to make some comment to the media.
This is one of those things you watch with this almost morbid fascination. You know you shouldn’t add to her embarrassment but you watch anyway, just to see it happen. She handled it pretty gracefully and I really felt for her there. Stunning pictures though (the boy in me speaking there)! I am not going to publish the pics on my blog so you are going to have to find them yourself. This was just one of those things I had to get out of my system.
I noticed that this post ranked quite highly on some searches on Tara Reid and I followed a link to MK Magazine’s site where they reported on Tara’s slip. After reading the extract below, I really feel for her. I guess this is what happens when you are so well known and beautiful, when something like this happens and the press are around to capture it all:
A red-faced Reid told PAGE SIX yesterday: "I took off my jacket and my strap fell off. It was awful. The photographers were like lunatics — high-fiving each other in front of me. It was so embarrassing. There were so many paparazzi and the flashbulbs were going off, I couldn’t see anything.
"I didn’t even know what was happening. I was like, ‘It’s not nice to take a picture like that. Please don’t print the picture,’ but they just laughed."
The pixie actress seemed exasperated by this latest burst of bad press: "I’m known as this retard . . . I want to grow up. I don’t want to be the drunk girl. It hurts my feelings when you guys write stuff about me. It’s not just me — it affects everyone around me. I just want everyone to leave me alone — let me graduate. It’s like I’m in college and you guys won’t let me get my degree."
Reid swears she has changed her wild ways: "I’m not crazy anymore. I’ll be 29 on Monday and am celebrating at my mom’s house in New Jersey. I didn’t do anything. Paris seems to be able to move on from situations all the time, why can’t I?"